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Have an extra $280k laying around?

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"Have an extra $280k laying around?"

I did until a month ago. Now not so much............Bob

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I'm wondering where you take it to get an oil change. 

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So for $280,000 I get a watch with a 60-hour battery life?

 

Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of, you know, wearing a watch?

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1 hour ago, Matt Harwood said:

So for $280,000 I get a watch with a 60-hour battery life?

 

That's about $78 per minute to watch it tick. Battery cost not included...........Bob

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If I had $280k, the photos of my garage on the "show me your garage" thread would look a little nicer.

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Want to see the NAPA guy's eye pop? show him your watch and ask if he can cross reference the filter number. 

On a Bugatti Chiron it only cost $25k for an oil change.

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No batteries or electricity involved. Is a purely mechanical watch powered by twin mainspring barrels. Truly amazing craftsmanship and technology demonstrated here.

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9 hours ago, bdc said:

Want to see the NAPA guy's eye pop? show him your watch and ask if he can cross reference the filter number. 

On a Bugatti Chiron it only cost $25k for an oil change.

It should be a couple of $K less now with the price of oil gone down!!

 

Craig

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The cost is so high cause you have to take half the engine out to be able to change oil. 

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I'm waiting for the Chinese knock off...........25 bucks on the streets of NYC. What pay retail?

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What a quaint little watch. I just push the voice button and say "Time" and get a reply as the 12 cylinders pump right along.

 

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11 hours ago, AzBob said:

No batteries or electricity involved. Is a purely mechanical watch powered by twin mainspring barrels. Truly amazing craftsmanship and technology demonstrated here.

 

That's weird. I read another article on it that said, "Moreover, there's a functioning "fuel reserve" that keeps the watch's 60-hour battery life in check. "

 

Bugatti Watch at Interesting Engineering

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Matt,

What you are seeing and reading about is the mainsprings power reserve indicator. A common complication often seen on high end mechanical watches. There are no batteries. Is powered by twin mainsprings. One of which can be seen directly below the power reserve “fuel reserve” indicator.

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17 minutes ago, AzBob said:

Matt,

What you are seeing and reading about is the mainsprings power reserve indicator. A common complication often seen on high end mechanical watches. There are no batteries. Is powered by twin mainsprings. One of which can be seen directly below the power reserve “fuel reserve” indicator.

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Then that's about 10 different kinds of cool!

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I know Matt has explained the workings of the mind of people with truly vast fortunes, but I just don't get a $280,000.00 watch. And I even own a modest collection of vintage pocket watches and wrist watches .

And have with some success even done my own dismantling, cleaning , and re - assembly. I have had the best success with 1900 - 1925 Longines pocket watches. Very easy to work on , at least the standard models without complications.

 

The Bugatti watch is sort of cool ...until the price tag is revealed. You could buy a real Bugatti for that sort of money. With change for a nice vintage chronograph as a bonus.

 

Greg in Canada

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I don't care what brand it is, or how much it costs!

 

If it doesn't have AAR 'Guaranteed Accuracy` Certification, its not worth a nickel while riding the rails!!!

 

Craig

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19 hours ago, 1912Staver said:

I know Matt has explained the workings of the mind of people with truly vast fortunes, but I just don't get a $280,000.00 watch. And I even own a modest collection of vintage pocket watches and wrist watches .

And have with some success even done my own dismantling, cleaning , and re - assembly. I have had the best success with 1900 - 1925 Longines pocket watches. Very easy to work on , at least the standard models without complications.

 

The Bugatti watch is sort of cool ...until the price tag is revealed. You could buy a real Bugatti for that sort of money. With change for a nice vintage chronograph as a bonus.

 

Greg in Canada


 

Greg, here is an accurate and true statement.........280k doesn’t buy much of a watch........or a car for that matter........

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It's all relative I guess. Perhaps I just have limited expectations. Hundreds of cars I would treasure for less than 280 K each , there are several vintage  watches I would treasure for less than 5 K each.

 

Greg

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1 hour ago, 1912Staver said:

there are several vintage  watches I would treasure for less than 5 K each.

 

Not "vintage" but I do treasure my Timex Indiglo. It's WAY more accurate than any mechanical wonder piece. Lites up in the wee hours as I get up to pee for the third time. Has good looks, works very well and lasts a long time.

The only thing it lacks is bragging rights.

OTOH, the fact that I'm wise enough to get all this for about $39.00 is in itself brag worthy..............Bob

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On 4/15/2020 at 2:00 PM, AzBob said:

Matt,

What you are seeing and reading about is the mainsprings power reserve indicator. A common complication often seen on high end mechanical watches. There are no batteries. Is powered by twin mainsprings. One of which can be seen directly below the power reserve “fuel reserve” indicator.

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$280K and its not self winding, ???????????????????????????????????????????? 

 

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